Arunachal MP moves bill on 2 days paid menstrual leave per month


Itanagar, January 3: In a bid to make the female workers more comfortable in the workplace during their monthly menstruation, Congress MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Ninong Ering has reportedly moved a bill at the Parliament.

The first of its kind private members’ Bill is the Menstruation Benefit Bill, 2017, suggesting women who work at a private or public sector should get paid leave of atleast 2 days.

Although the MP had raised the matter in the Lok Sabha earlier, the Ministry of Women and Child Development in its reply had stated that no such proposal was made and neither there were any plans of the government for law formulation on the issue.

Meanwhile it was informed that a private firm had already started an online petition on the menstrual leave directing at the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Women and Child Development to apply the policy in India.

Although India is not aquainted with the policy a lot of countries have adopted the same with different variations.